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recall, singapore, korea, south korea, as well as places within the united states that were successful. they looked at the boston school system, for instance. and looked at all the differences between school stri districts and they said, first of all, within a normal band of population, that the classroom size didn't seem to be driving the quality of education, that -- obviously at some extreme that would figure into it, but within the normal range that exists in schools, it wasn't classroom size that was driving it. nor was it spending per student. they were surprised by both those things. their conclusion was that overwhelming the greatest determination -- or determiner he of the success of the school system was the yacht of tqualit teachers in the system and that the very best nations and districts in terms of education were those that found a way to at trabt ttract the best and br. any pointed out in fin land i think it was that teachers were drawn from the top 5% or 10% of college graduates and they pointed out that too often in our country we're not drawing from the very top and
that if i'm the next president of the united states as i hope to be, that i don't want to step in and t to run schools for local school ucn largely run at the state level. but i do believe that there is action i can take at the federal level that will have an impt on improving the quality of education andt flows from my experience both as governor and from the experience that have stied educaonuch a the mckenzie institute. rst ai d t osals that i have, money, i would link that money not to the school districts or to the state, but to the student. and say to the student you can take that money to the school of your choice. so you and your parents can decide what school you want to go to. anthatf cose wve very different level of school choice than we have today. to help the parents make the choice of which school to send their child to, i would insist that schools are graded on a simple basis tha parents can understand. a through f. the way florida is done. floridha actually done quite a j inayhon e value eight the success of schools and then give to students the opportunity to make th
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